Ford is donating 1 million dollars to the Smithsonian’s African American Museum
What a great question, I’m actually an alumnus of Walls so I have my own view, but in terms of Washington DC as a whole, I would say overall the academic reputation is very strong. DCPS is not known to be the best school system within the country, thus Walls stands out amongst the rest of the public schools within the city. Of course there will always be some rivalry with Banneker, but as of this year the Washington Post ranks Walls as the top public high school in the city and 103rd nationally. When it comes to other areas of the school, there is some negative feedback on Walls merging with Francis-Stevens, which means that Walls would be Pre-K through 12th grade. And a lot of parents, students, and teachers are not happy about this move. So hopefully something will be done to ease that situation. Overall Walls is a great college prep high school that offers as much as a private school education as one can get within DCPS.
The Metro is running as usual, it’s just that due to the Cherry Blossom Festival there was no track work on weekends for a month, but now that the festival is over, Metro is resuming it’s usual track work on weekends, which can cause delays.